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November 21, 2016 Organize Your Grocery Shopping

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Are you ready to organize your grocery shopping efforts? Me too! This time of year, as we prepare to cook big feasts and host extra guests, grocery shopping becomes even more of a chore than it normally is. It doesn't help that when you

November 17, 2016 Organize Your Receipts

Do you struggle to organize your receipts? Sometimes, the inside of my purse looks like a paper recycling bin, with all of the receipts I collect. I try to empty my wallet regularly, and keep the receipts for any items that need to go back.

November 10, 2016 The Happiness Effect. Become Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton More than ever, we need to infuse the world with happiness. How strong is your happiness effect? Are you leaving each person you interact with feeling better than they felt before? You can magnify your happiness effect by Connecting with others Practicing forgiveness Being

November 3, 2016 Reduce Stress to be Happier

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton There are so many reasons that cause people to come to the Maniacs. We help: Organize homes, garages and offices when they get overwhelmed trying to do it themselves Guide them through sorting and decluttering spaces that have gotten out of control Prepare

October 27, 2016 Spread Happiness by Prioritizing People

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton I am continuing to (spread happiness) explore what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis, the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

October 20, 2016 Practice Positivity to Be Happier

  I’m still motivated by what I learned at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon during Ayla Lewis’s session on “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work.” Lewis is the Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy Brain Science. One of the

October 13, 2016 Happiness: The Secret Ingredient of Success

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Last month, I attended the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) annual conference in Portland, Oregon. One of the breakout sessions I attended was “The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work” with Ayla Lewis, Director of Operations, Speaker and Facilitator at Happy

October 6, 2016 Create Spaces We Love

Guest Contributor Julie Mehigan We all need to create spaces we love. I need a place in the house where I am able to be alone and create. I have three daughters and our house isn’t tiny but it's not big either, so there aren’t many places

September 29, 2016 Organize Your Garage

Depending on where you live, winter is coming, and being able to park your car in the garage is going to be a priority if you don't want to scrape ice off the windshielf every morning before work. While National Clean Out Your Garage Day

September 15, 2016 7 Kitchen Cabinets Designs for Better Organization

Guest Contributor: Meridian Homes I am excited to share a guest blog post from our friends at Meridian Homes in Bethesda, MD on how to design kitchen cabinets for better kitchen organization. We have organized kitchens that were beautifully designed but were not planned for the items they actually

September 8, 2016 Maniac Book Club: Andy Warhol was a Hoarder

by Jennifer Sheller The latest Maniac book club choice was Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb. This book is a culmination of 12 stories about famous historical figures, but written from the perspective of each person’s mental

September 1, 2016 September Is Save Your Photos Month

September is Save Your Photos Month, and SpareFoot partnered with the Association of Personal Photo Organizers to create this infographic to help you organize and store your photo collection. Via SpareFoot.com